Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fact of the Day: Telescope

The earliest telescope was made by eyeglass craftsmen in the Netherlands. Galileo Galilei heard of these, then improved the design and used them for scientific research. 

5 comments:

  1. Ahhh... So the Dutch should be getting some credit!

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  2. Optics is fascinating. Some claim those same opticians also aided great painters - so you know about that controversy, Adam?


    ALOHA
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  3. Interesting, even though that guy looks more like Freud than Galileo.

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  4. My daughter whined for one, then never uses it? Cool invention though!

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